Chain Guide Wear?
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:00 AM
After one day the new guide is almost worn through! I paid $29.00 for the damn thing and I feel really ripped off.
The original one that came off my bike has been on since October when I got the bike and I ride almost every weekend and some days during the week I race around town for an hour or so.
Are there any specific reasons why these guides wear prematurely? are there and *BETTER* than stock guides? Help?
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:18 AM
I just put one on my bike but I have yet to ride with it. It is supposed to last forever.
It is pretty expensive at $65 but it looks like a sound investment if your new stock one wore that fast.
[ July 15, 2002: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:26 AM
it looks like you have to remove the swingarm to get the darn thing on there with that little arm that connects the lower to the upper parts?
is that what you had to do?
Thanks for the reply!
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:29 AM
bought a Yamaha replacement, lasted about 800mi. again.
tried White Bros, it now has about 200mi. and looks about half gone.
the Yamaha cost the most, but was a much harder material.
ps. I tried to get one from TM Designworks through my dealer, but the parts manager REFUSED to order from them. (he's not a good manager!)-He said "I could, but I won't"!!!
[ July 15, 2002: Message edited by: tbronc ]
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:44 AM
Posted July 15, 2002 - 07:51 AM
They claim it wear like steel but it is slick as oil. I have heard absolutley nothing but positive comments about it on this site. Except for what The missle mentioned about noise. I have heard that to be true but there has also been some talk about curing it with a product called Automotive Goop. Its just an adhesive you put underneath the buffer (Just on top) and it reduces the "slap" noise.
Posted July 15, 2002 - 09:53 PM
Posted July 15, 2002 - 11:04 AM
Mabye not factory looking but hey......
Do you have some pics of it you can share lewichris?
Posted July 15, 2002 - 11:33 AM
Posted July 15, 2002 - 02:07 PM
Posted July 17, 2002 - 07:22 AM
It DOES make a racket though. Every single time I ride with someone new, at the first beer break, they are saying "Hey man, I think that your rear fender/license plate is coming loose" ect.
I get a chuckle over the amount of times that I hear that, but I guess that is better than replacing inferior sliders.